Sharon really liked the tile sample from the New England Art Tile Co., but the tile seemed too yellow to be blended with the almost-white reproduction subway tile. It was disappointing.
Then we thought we might buy a decorative tile panel from Pratt & Larson, but it turned out to cost more than $1300 (installed). It was sort of a bad day because Sharon had just finished bookkeeping and had realized how much we have overdone it on this job and we called a halt to that particular plan. It was just too much for a backsplash that neither of us loved.
Therefore, it turns out, we're actually going to end up with a more period solution. We're just going to lay 3"x6" reproduction subway tile in avalon white (the historic white) in the brick pattern.